We are very proud to announce that Calon FM has won the Radio Academy award for best station in Wales in it’s Nations and Regions awards.
The Academy said that “Calon FM serves its audience well with its clever use of language and colorful story telling. This is a station with a strong and impressive range of bilingual output from arts through to politics, and some really strong presenters. The station is very accessible, stays fun throughout and fulfils one of the best yet simplest straplines – uniting the community. Truly local and interactive, it offers a great service to the area on a budget.”
We would like to take this opportunity to thank every one of our volunteers who give up their time each day to keep the station running with lots of great programmes. The station would not work without them. We would also like to thank the continuing support all our listeners, without you we do not exist!
Well done to everyone!
Wrexham Community Choir and friends are presenting a glittering night of song this Friday evening (13th December) St Giles Parish Church, Wrexham at 7.00pm.
Conducted by Carol Donaldson , Wrexham Community Choir will be joined by Côr Caia Choir - a Welsh National Opera community project, who will premiere their Anthem for Wrexham, an original work created by composer Helen Woods and writer Peter Read. Dragonsong – Wrexham’s dynamic youth choir will be performing choral arrangements of popular music. Also performing will be the WNO Soloists Zoë Milton-Brown, Jenny Pearson and Annette Bryn Parri.
Wendy Paintsil of Wrexham Community Choir said “ We are looking forward to a night of fantastic of song and music performed by all ages and covering all genres: there will be something for everyone to enjoy and, hopefully, we’ll encourage more people to get involved in community singing in Wrexham. “
Tickets are £8.00 adult and £3.00 children and are available on the night on by phoning 01978 290680
From Tuesday 10 to Thursday 12 December, Santa’s Sleigh will be visiting towns and supermarkets around the area and handing out small gifts to local children. Staff at Novus Property Solutions, based on Wrexham Industrial Estate, will be manning the sleigh and collecting donations for the local hospice charity as they go.
You can visit Santa at the following locations:
- Sainsbury’s Plas Coch and Brymbo on Tuesday 10 December, 5pm onwards
- Tesco Extra Wrexham and Acton Community Centre on Wednesday 11 December, 5pm onwards
- Asda Wrexham and Llay on Thursday 12 December, 5pm onwards
On Wednesday 11 December, Santa and his Novus friends will be joined by players from Wrexham’s own North Wales Crusaders, and will be making a flying visit to the Nightingale House Hospice at 4pm that afternoon.
November 21st sees the Wrexham Christmas light switch on in Queen’s Square.
The festivities will begin at 5:15pm, with entertainment taking place on the stage throughout the evening – building up to the big lights switch on at 7pm! Looking skywards, as the town centre lights up will also reveal a fantastic firework display in the skies above Wrexham.
This year the cast of Glyndwr’s University’s ‘Sleeping Beauty’ pantomime will be in attendance to switch the Christmas lights on and entertain the crowds. Stars include David Heath (X Factor Eton Road), John Cooper (SKY TV), Carly Nickson.
Musician KAMEELION will also be in attendance to get the crowd going. Plus a set from local Indie heroes THE MAYDAYS.
On the night there will be a hog roast, refreshments, fair ground rides and Wrexham lager will be in attendance supplying their world famous drink.
This year the event is being organised in coordination with The Foundry, Wrexham.com and Lateral Arc.
There will be goody bags and glow sticks to give out to help light up the crowd – so get there early to make sure you don’t miss out.
Thursday 21st also marks the start of late night shopping in the town, so it’s an ideal evening to head out hunting for some Christmas gifts.
This is a FREE EVENT open to all members of the public!
The new Wrexham AFC Shop has been officially opened by two of its fans.
Chris Williams and Mark Lamb cut the ribbon to open the shop before the recent home victory over Woking. This match was a special occasion because it was also the first “autism-friendly” football match held in the UK, when the Racecourse was host to over 50 young fans with autism and their families.
The new shop has been funded by Wrexham Supporters Trust’s Community Share scheme and a plaque has been erected within the shop to acknowledge the 325 members who have currently invested in the scheme, and so far raised over £140,000.
Mark and Chris were randomly drawn out to perform the ceremony and were accompanied by Wrexham team manager Andy Morrell, alongwith football club chief executive, Don Bircham and WST Chairman, Peter Jones.